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  • Petrobras cleared to start production at Buzios field

    Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras said on Friday it received clearance from the oil and gas regulator ANP to start production from its Buzios field off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as the company is officially known, had...
  • State utility regulators to focus on safety after lapses

    State utility regulators to focus on safety after lapses
    SACRAMENTO — Amid safety lapses across California, state regulators are getting tough with the state's power companies. And leading the charge is Michael Picker, who was named by Gov. Jerry Brown this week to be president of the powerful...
  • Renewable Energy Companies Use New Clout in Statehouses

    WASHINGTON Earlier this year, Ohio became the first state to freeze a scheduled increase in the amount of electricity that must be generated by wind, solar and other renewable sources. The move gave advocates of repealing states' mandatory green energy...
  • Top national, international business stories of 2014

    Top national, international business stories of 2014
    So many stories, so hard to choose a top 12. The world of business didn't disappoint in 2014, with megadeals, a fictional assassination plot, hacking and new agreements to clear the air dominating the news. Long-suffering Detroit took a big step...
  • Gas pipeline expansion may have more bad effects than good

    Gas pipeline expansion may have more bad effects than good
    While the proposed expansion of the Algonquin Natural Gas Pipeline through Connecticut forges ahead, environmental protests in New York and Rhode Island states are gaining steam and making headway while those in Connecticut are seemingly just getting...
  • Gov. Brown names Commissioner Michael Picker president of PUC

    Moving to limit fallout from a growing scandal at the California Public Utilities Commission, Gov. Jerry Brown named his former renewable energy advisor, Michael Picker, as the new president of the powerful regulatory agency. The governor also chose...
  • Recent sparks could power big changes for energy sector in 2015

    Recent sparks could power big changes for energy sector in 2015
    The energy landscape in Illinois is set to change in dramatic fashion in 2015. By year-end, the state could see an oil boom downstate, nuclear plants on the chopping block and forward momentum for a wind-power superhighway to carry wind-generated...
  • Exclusive: Arab OPEC sources see oil back above $70 by end-2015

    Arab OPEC producers expect global oil prices to rebound to between $70 and $80 a barrel by the end of next year as a global economic recovery revives demand, OPEC delegates said this week in the first indication of where the group expects oil markets to...
  • Commissioner Michael Picker named president of PUC

    Commissioner Michael Picker named president of PUC
    Gov. Jerry Brown moved to limit fallout from a growing scandal at the Public Utilities Commission by naming his former renewable energy advisor Michael Picker as the new president of the powerful regulatory agency. The governor also chose Liane...
  • Hogan names health secretary, 'Bay Cabinet'

    Hogan names health secretary, 'Bay Cabinet'
    Gov.-elect Larry Hogan named a former Democratic lawmaker from Southern Maryland as the state's health secretary Tuesday as he continued to fill key posts in his administration. In addition to appointing former Del. Van T. Mitchell to head the Department...
  • PSC requires yearly fuel rate adjustments

    PSC requires yearly fuel rate adjustments
    Sandy Shuster's letter to the editor ("Will Lower Oil Prices Be Passed Along?") asked whether the recent drop in oil prices will result in a reduction of FPL customers' electric bills, saying the utility has been allowed to charge its customers fuel...